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Spark Youth Leadership Training and Ontario Junior Leadership Conference

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Select Canada's Wonderland spring educational programming has been cancelled through May 29, 2020.

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Canada's Wonderland Ontario Junior Leadership

SPARK Youth & Ontario Junior Leadership Conference

Canada's Wonderland is proud and excited to be hosting the 8th annual Spark Youth Leadership Conference and the 5th annual Ontario Junior Student Leadership Conference. Be a part of an amazing morning of leadership development and fun! We have some of the most successful and effective speakers in North America having years of experience affecting people to change. The team from the annual Ontario Student Leadership Conference (OSLC) and Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC), have developed this exciting conference for grades 7 and up. Students will learn the skills and attitudes that make effective leaders. 

Prices include all programs, lunch, and park admission. Park gates will open at 9:00 a.m. for attendees to make their way to the theatre. 

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Learn More About the Speakers

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Ash Baer

Ash Baer has been facilitating leadership programs for the past nine years. She has travelled across Canada and to Europe working with the coolest student leaders who share her passion for authentic, positive, and fun leadership experiences! Ash is a Summer Camp enthusiast and spends her summers as the Director of Youth Leadership Camps Canada (YLCC). During the remainder of the year she’s planning for the summer ahead and supporting student leadership conferences across Canada, empowering youth to use their potential to make their own impact! 

Ash is a true Wonderland Ride Warrior and is looking forward to spending the morning with you on the edge of your seat with some amazing speakers, and the afternoon on the edge of our seats on some roller coasters!

Carla Cuglietta

Born in Canada, and making waves around the world, meet Carla Cuglietta; one of the country’s most dynamic young female leaders.

As an educator and humanitarian, Carla has initiated and led substantial global projects in India, Sierra Leone, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, China, and Uganda. She is also the co-founder of YoungLeaders.World, a global not-for-profit that has conducted leadership training with over 11,000 students from over 40 countries.

Her mission of ‘helping people, help people’ started at age 16, and has become a lifelong pursuit. That’s why her stories resonate with audiences of all ages. Having worked alongside some of world’s extraordinary Changemakers, Carla’s experiences are living proof we can all make a difference, you can start at any age, and together we can build a better world.

Carla was recently awarded the Prime Minster’s Certificate of Achievement, the University of Alberta Alumni of Distinction, and the Me to We Educators award for her work in engaging youth in Canada. As well, she received the YWCA Woman of Distinction, and the Lions Club International Humanitarian award for her humanitarian and leadership work around the world.

Dillon Mendes

Dillon Mendes is an alumni of the Top 35 Under 35 Global Changemaker awards, social entrepreneur, TEDx & youth speaker as well as an analyst at Deloitte Canada.

Dillon co-founded the social enterprise, PickWaste (featured on CBC, CTV and CityNews) which has, and continues to have, a massive impact on the environment. Dillon is also a connector for the League of Innovators, a national charity aiming to bridge the gap between high school students and entrepreneurship. 

Dillon is a true believer in the Power of One; after an encounter with a friend in high school, he pivoted his direction in life and realized he had the power to ignite change. He speaks about how one person, one action or one movement can change the world.

Scott Hammell

Scott Hammell has been entertaining professionally since 1998. In the eighteen years since, the four-time Guinness World Record holder has hung upside down from a hot air balloon while locked in a straitjacket and chains (World’s Highest Suspension Straitjacket Escape) for a feature spot on the season premier of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, dangled by his ankles and juggled for over a minute and a half (Longest Inverted Juggling Duration), successfully completed a card trick while skydiving (World’s Fastest Moving Card Trick), jumped from an airplane while blindfolded and handcuffed (Highest Blindfolded Skydive), juggled live explosives and caught a bullet fired from a high powered sniper rifle for a feature length documentary for Super Channel.

If his stunts seem crazy to you, then you should hear him speak! You’ll find that his training and dedication to his craft are rigorous, the risks he takes are calculated, and his dream is to inspire others to challenge themselves. His speech topics are as varied as his skillset, but there is one enduring philosophy: find your passion, and make it happen.

Scott’s work has brought him around the world. He has performed across North America, as well as in Cuba, Barbados, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Bali, Malaysia, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Qatar, Australia, and Kenya. He has performed for royalty and foreign dignitaries, including the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi . Over the years, Scott has been honoured to share the stage with a host of inspiring people, including Al Gore, Mia Farrow, Jesse Jackson, Stephen Lewis, Samantha Nutt, and Robert Kennedy Jr among many others.

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Registration, Policies & Workbooks

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Completing and Submitting the Registration Form

Please complete the fillable-form by clicking HERE on your computer or device. Please no handwritten forms. Once submitted, a member from our Group Sales team will be in touch.

Questions or Concerns? Please contact Amy Dew at (905) 832-7502 or via email at

Program Policies

  • All orders are prepaid at least 5 business days in advance - tickets will be delivered electronically.
  • Upon registering for the program at Canada's Wonderland, you will be sent an invoice closer to the date of visit. You may adjust your group size at that time.
  • Pricing, programs, dates and hours are subject to change without notice.
  • All school boards are insured with Canada’s Wonderland. A liability certificate is available for your board upon request to help you obtain approval for your field trip.
  • *2020 Early Bird Registrants Complimentary Admission tickets are only valid for the entire season except for Halloween Haunt and WinterFest. They are provided to the teacher who booked the field trip -  these tickets will be sent to you on or before your visit date.
  • Complimentary ticket policy applies to all groups. 1 FREE Admission Ticket* per 10 paid tickets for grades K through 8. 1 FREE Admission Ticket* per 15 paid tickets for grades 9 through 12.